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Nepal Cement factory limestone supplies obstructed

08 April 2013, Published under Cement News

A cement plant in Nepal has been unable to producer clinker for over a year and a half as local residents have prevented it from extracting limestone. Arghakhanchi Cement Industry obtained a 30-year permit from the government to extract 1000tpd of limestone at Narapani, Arghakhanchi, however local residents have said the quarry has caused their water sources to dry up. The plant’s investors say that due to the obstruction, production at the cement factory in Mainaia has stopped as well...

New Nepalese factory begins production

02 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Araniko Cement Industries has started production from its new plant in Jitpur, Bara, Narayani Zone of Nepal, as the cement industry gears up for further infrastructure and housing developments. “We have started production and distribution of Advance brand of cement from our new plant in Jitpur,” Bijaya Kumar Nidhi, general manager of Araniko Cement, told Republica press. “Our old plant at Abukhaireni will also produce Advance brand of cement in the near future.” “We are confident that ...

Udayapur Cement production levels increased

24 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Udayapur Cement, the largest cement producer in Nepal has resumed higher levels of production which had recently been scaled back because of technical difficulties. The company’s cement plant has a capacity of 800tpd but due problems with equipment the plant had only been producing 450tpd. However, general manager of the plant Dr Surendra Prasad, has since told The Himalyan newspaper that the issues have been rectified and production has been increased to 550tpd.

Bishal Cement commences operations, Nepal

30 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Bishal Cement Industries (BCI) has commenced operations, introducing Bishal OPC and Bishal PPC brands to market. The company has a capacity of 300tpd and 400tpd of OPC and PPC, respectively. “We are planning to utilise 70 and 30 per cent of the total capacity to produce Pozzolanic Portland Cement (PPC) and Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC),” Jayendra Chudal, executive director told the Republica. The company aims to target the capital and key cities in the western parts of the country to sell ...

Concerns over Nepal cement factory closure, Nepal

23 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has expressed concern over the closure of Arghakhanchi Cement’s mine situated at Narpani, Arghakhanchi district, condemning the violence on the mine staff. According to reports in the Himalayan Times, due to the vested interests of some people, the company has been unable to operate the mine and is bearing huge losses. The mine has been forced to close down for the past eight months. Due to the closure, the company...

Nepal proposes cement tax

28 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Ministry of Energy has proposed that the country’s Finance Ministry include an additional tax of NPR1 on every bag of cement sold on the market which would then be specifically used for rural electrification projects. Speaking to the Himalayan Times, Hariram Koirala, Secretary, Ministry of Energy, said: "We have proposed to the Finance Ministry and are hopeful that this will be included in the coming budget." The energy ministry earlier sent a letter to the Finance Ministry see...

Udayapur Cement Industry halts production, Nepal

27 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Nepal's largest cement factory Udayapur Cement Industry, has stopped production for past three days due to a lack of coal as well as experiencing other difficulties. Nepal News reported that the company has been hampered by a series of problems involving machinery being out of order and shortages of coal or raw materials. Therefore, it has been forced to halt production frequently. Furthermore, an Indian coal dealer that supplies coal to the industry has halted supplies, claimin...

Ghorahi Cement to come on-stream in April, Nepal

03 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The latest addition to the Nepal cement production base, Ghorahi Cement Udhyog in the Dang district, is to start production on the 25 April 2012. According to plant officials, construction is at its final stages, the Katmandu Post reports. In terms of market, supply, K Aru Mugam, manager of the factory said: "Cement will be manufactured as per market demand…In the case of clinker, we have planned to manufacture 1200tpd initially and increase production to 2,000tpd," he said. He added the...

Nepal prices set to rise on higher production costs

02 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Nepal are set to rise by an average NPR30-40/bag as production costs escalate.  The increase is mainly attributed to rising petroleum and clinker costs, Nepal Republic Media reports. "Currently, most companies have not increased the price as the demand of cement is very low but they are all set to increase the price sooner than later," said Dhurba Thapa, Vice-President of Cement Producer's Association (CPA) and proprietor of Tej Cement. Cement consumption, which is aro...

Fuel shortages impacts Nepal production

12 January 2012, Published under Cement News

New additions to the Nepal production base are facing difficulties as a fuel crisis in the country is impacting development work and delaying scheduled launches. Two new facilities, which were planning to launch their products by February, have had to postpone plans due to a prolonged fuel shortage and supply the local market by increasing imports. Bikash Sharma, coordinator of the Ghorahi Cement Factory, told Nepal Republic Media that its factory had been affected since last month: "W...